New legal argument surprises in UConn FOI case

From CT News Junkie:

A lawyer for the state Freedom of Information Commission abandoned an argument his office had been making for the past three years when he got to the Supreme Court on Monday, confusing the Supreme Court Justices and the man who filed the FOI complaint.

Up until Monday, the case had been expected to be the first time the Supreme Court would consider whether public entities can use an exemption in the state’s freedom of information statutes to withhold trade secrets.